SOLD: 1849 Derby - The Sacramento Valley from The American River to Butte Creek...

SOLD: 1849 Derby - The Sacramento Valley from The American River to Butte Creek...

Important 1849 map of the Sacramento Valley & California Gold Region

Title:

The Sacramento Valley from The American River to Butte Creek, Surveyed & Drawn by Order of Gen.l Riley…by Lieut Derby…September & October 1849

Map maker:

George Derby

Place and Year:

Washington, D.C., 1849

Dimensions:

44.5 x 55 cm (17.5 x 21.5 in)

Technique:

Lithograph

Coloring:

Uncolored

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

Detailed map showing Sacramento and points north, published in United States, Senate Executive Documents No. 47, 31st Congress, 1st Sess., 1850. Rept. of Sec. of War, "Topographical Memoir Accompanying Maps of the Sacramento Valley, &c...."

Derby accompanied Brigadier General Bennett Riley on a tour of the gold districts in the summer of 1849, and this map is the result. It thus one of the first California Gold Rush maps based on actual observation — and the accuracy and detail are evident.

CONDITION NOTES

Some expert repairs in the margin and a few spot of soiling, but the map image is clean and bright.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00618

REFERENCES

Wheat (Gold Region) 149.

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